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Spend a delightful morning exploring Singapore’s Chinatown on a 2.5 hour walking tour. Accompanied by a knowledgable guide who speaks English, wander the neighborhood’s streets, take in its unique architecture, peruse the herb and spice stalls at the Chinatown Wet Market and visit Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple. En route your guide may fill you in on everything from the community’s Chinese history to the ways of traditional Chinese medicine.


  • 2.5-hour morning walking tour of Chinatown
  • Experience the rich cultural history of Singapore's traditional Chinese district
  • Visit Thien Hock Kheng, the oldest Hokkien-Chinese temple in Singapore
  • Learn about Chinese traditional medicine
  • Hear the history of wealthy-turned-artistic neighborhood Ann Siang Hill
  • Excite your senses with the variety of herbs and spices in the Chinatown Wet Market

What You Can Expect

Singapore's Chinatown Morning Walking Tour

Singapore's Chinatown Morning Walk

Begin your day in Singapore with a morning walking tour of Chinatown. Your English-speaking guide will lead you around the neighborhood, showing you its highlights and hidden spots.

Start by exploring Thien Hock Kheng Temple, the oldest and most important Hokkien-Chinese temple in Singapore. Look for the rooftop dragons and phoenixes, gold panels, and intricate structures. Take time to admire this wonderful exterior – Thien Hock Kheng Temple was recognized for its architecture by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building.

Next, walk past the well-preserved shop houses and get a feel for what it was like for Chinese immigrants who made Singapore home.

Venture into the Chinese trade stores, including one specializing in traditional Chinese remedies and another one specializing in Chinese funeral rituals. Learn about the different forms of traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage therapy.

Visit Ann Siang Hill, a former enclave of the rich and influential that is now an area of artists. Finish your tour by meandering through the Chinatown Wet Market and learning about the herbs and spices used in traditional Chinese cooking!

Customer Reviews

Reinhard G. K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very interesting, informative tour. Did it already the second time and did not regret it at all. A tour a I would strongly recommend for tourists and SING first-timers.

Anett G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

It was great, we had a fantastic tour.

Jo H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

We didn't do this as the City Tour we had booked a few days earlier was disastrous. We did Cjina town on our own - an amazing place.

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